Community

Social Action
Tikkun Olam – repairing the world – is one of the three pillars of our synagogue’s mission. The Social Action Committee, our award-winning, dedicated and ever-growing group, is the foundation of that mission. Determined to make a difference in our community, we facilitate short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities. Our ongoing efforts inspire others to step forward and serve the community by feeding the hungry, helping those in economic need, teaching ESL and many more. The Social Action Committee remembers those who feel forgotten.

Young Families Committee
This active group serves families with children from birth through the second grade as they are introduced to our vibrant Jewish community. We strive to create a culture of welcoming, embracing both children and their parents to help them begin their Jewish journey. We achieve this through activities that encompass our vision of continuously fostering Reform Jewish life as represented in our three pillars: Torah (study), Avodah (worship) and G’milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). We welcome all.

The Caring Community
In these wireless times, Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester is reaching out in a tangible way. The Caring Community is a group of congregants dedicated to building connections among congregants by expanding the ways we care for, comfort, and support one another in times of need and in times of joy. We provide “comfort” meals to families who have just brought home a new baby, an individual who has been discharged from a hospital stay, and those mourning the loss of an immediate family member. It is a small commitment that will make a big difference; the degree of involvement is up to you!

Sisterhood
Our sisterhood was recently created to bring together the women of our diverse temple community. We currently have over 100 members and are still growing. We offer 2-3 events per year that appeal to a wide range of congregants and welcome new ideas and suggestions. At these social get-togethers we strive to provide a fun atmosphere where we can socialize with old friends and hopefully make some new ones. Dues are collected only to cover the cost of the event and sponsor the Young Families Committee.

Interfaith
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester prides itself on being a warm and inclusive family. We have long recognized the diversity of our community and the need to extend a welcoming hand to those of other faiths who have married a Jewish partner. Our rabbi and entire staff are dedicated to making every family an integral part of our congregation with the opportunity to participate in the full scope of Jewish life.  

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